Norfolk Business News

Policy
02/11/2012
It is 7 months since the launch of the Youth Contract, which means that the first cohort of employers will have earned their full 6-month subsidy of £2,275. The Norfolk Chamber would like to hear from businesses about their experiences of using the Youth Contract and barriers preventing greater...
Policy
02/11/2012
This week saw a Westminster Hall debate on business rates, with the Chamber network’s position on this key business issue being cited by Peter Aldous MP. The Minister for Business and Enterprise, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, also welcomed the British Chamber of Commerce’s supply chain report which...
Policy
31/10/2012
Commenting on Lord Heseltine’s independent review of UK competitiveness, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Lord Heseltine’s analysis of the state of the UK economy is compelling. Businesses will welcome his call for steady, long-term thinking to...
Policy
30/10/2012
SMEs often find the burden of bureaucracy and red tape overwhelming.  The European commission is now carrying out a consultation to find out which are the most burdensome pieces of legislation to smaller companies.  The online consultation is now open and will run until 21 December 2012. Once the...
Policy
26/10/2012
The Norfolk Chamber, together with the British Banking Association, recently held the annual British Banking Association Dinner for Norfolk.  The main debate centred on access to finance and allowed local businesses the opportunity to raise any concerns on this issue.  The guests included...
Export
26/10/2012
  This week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) hosted its first annual International Trade Conference in central London. In his speech to delegates, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Green, said that exports should be increased to 40% of UK GDP, and that exporting is ‘not just...
Export
26/10/2012
The latest figures show that the number of private sector businesses in the UK increased significantly to 4.8 million at the start of 2012 – a record high. This is an increase on last year’s figures, which showed there were 4.5 million businesses in the UK at the start of 2011. The statistics,...
Export
26/10/2012
Belgium may not be as well known as some other global markets, but it is an open and dynamic export market for British goods and services, and the most globalised country in the world . You wouldn’t guess that this country of 11 million people with three official languages is also the UK’s 6th...
Export
26/10/2012
The much-promised legacy of the 2012 Olympics may appear much further afield than East London, with news that UK companies are already winning big contracts for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London...
General
25/10/2012
As the Membership manager of the Norfolk Chamber, getting out there and experiencing the innovation of our Chamber members is always eye opening and inspiring but sometimes i do get to have a bit of fun in the process. Today I was invited to attend Ride and Drive day with Dingles Toyota at...

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